The CMDR COE Fourth AnniversaryDate: (03-04-2019)
On April 2, 2019, the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) celebrated the fourth anniversary of its formal accreditation as an international military organisation – the first of its kind in the Republic of Bulgaria.
“Our main activities are aimed at the interagency interaction as well as cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations, academia and the industry for enhancing, while where missing – creating, capabilities for the effective use of expertise in crisis management and disaster response.”, stated the CMDR COE Director Colonel Orlin Nikolov in his address to the ceremony .
The reception in the newly opened premises of CMDR COE was honoured by the presence of ambassadors and military attaches of diplomatic missions accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria, commanders of the armed forces, representatives of ministries and departments, academia.
The event was attended by Mr. Atanas Zapryanov, Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria. In his turn, he pointed that such a centre is a serious asset for improving cooperation inbetween NATO Member States.
The process of the CMDR COE establishment started by ratification of the Memorandum of Understanding between the defence ministries of Bulgaria, Greece and Poland and HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), signed on 28 August 2013 in Norfolk, USA.
On 31 March 2015, upon a NAC silence procedure, the Centre received accreditation as the 21st NATO COE and was activated as a NATO Military Body with an international status under Article 14 of the Paris Protocol. The CMDR COE is an accredited, fully operational NATO COE, focusing its work on one of the Alliance’s core tasks – Crisis Management. The Centre’s concept of operations has been crafted as to ensure its complementarity role and to avoid duplications with existing NATO or other COEs’ activities.
In support of NATO transformation, Nations create a network of Centres of Excellence (COEs). They are nationally or multinationally managed and funded entities. The COEs provide subject matter expertise in support of capability building, improving interoperability and support of capability development with education and training for NATO and partner leaders and units, testing doctrines, developing and validating concepts through experimentation, providing lessons learned, evaluations and assessments.
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